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Lands End Trail

MODERATE 1011 reviews

Lands End Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

historic site

Lands End Trail explores the historic Sutro Baths and offers brilliant view of the Pacific. A must see for any visitor to San Francisco. Lands End is the wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco, a corner strewn with shipwrecks and a history of landslides. At the tip of Lands End is Point Lobos, named by the Spanish for its many lobos marinos (sea wolves), as the barks of those sea lions, as they are called today, drifted up from the rocks below. The sea lions have since relocated to the calmer waters of San Francisco Bay. Trails at Lands End offer a cliff-top walk through dark cypress and open grass and 30-mile views up and down the California coast. The craggy headlands that border the Golden Gate have always challenged developers. The rocky exposed bluffs, often windswept and cloaked in fog, have hampered attempts to tame this corner of San Francisco. Despite the terrain, this section of the Coastal Trail was once a railroad bed, and the adjacent street, El Camino del Mark, once extended through Lands End. The two roads led to the Cliff House, Sutro Baths and Ocean Beach. Landslides eventually closed both routes.

1 day ago

Very good trail with an amazing view!

hiking
3 days ago

Started at the cliff house. Easy hike with some stairs. Amazing views

hiking
13 days ago

Really nice trail. Has stairs down to beach and across trail. I wouldn’t recommend strollers or wheelchairs. Very beautiful trail there of flowers, trees and some rocks. Take it one step at a time it’s worth the walk/view.

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike . Fairly easy , some stairs so do not recommend strollers . Beautiful views of the bridge .

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful as always, a bit muddy today. The overcast skies are not keeping away the crowds. Saturday 11:30am.

hiking
muddy
22 days ago

Great morning hike! Did this on a Wednesday and there was not heavy traffic.

25 days ago

cool

hiking
26 days ago

Great trail near the city. It has a lot of points of interest near and along the trail. The trail is in good conditions. Beautiful views!

This was so much fun. What a beautiful day.

hiking
2 months ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone interested in a scenic walking experience, it is not difficult and takes you through beautiful parts of the city, I was pleased to find myself going past the Legion of Honor museum during a short detour and stopped in on my way!

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

walking
bridge out
bugs
muddy
no shade
2 months ago

Some bugs after the rain. But beautiful!

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

2 months ago

this was awwsomeeeee

hiking
2 months ago

B of the fluid

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail with architectural ruins, rock labyrinth, and beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge (esp. during the winter when it’s not foggy). Pretty easy with low elevation. Did it in Chelsea boots. Can get windy at certain parts.

hiking
3 months ago

Crowded, nice walk and views. Some trails not shown on the maps are not open to the public and they’re fun to explore.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Very popular. Beautiful but lots of people.

walking
3 months ago

Great walk. Somehow in hilly SF, there are a lot of flat nature hikes and walks. This one has more incline which is nice. I suggest walking there and back rather than walking the loop so you can enjoy the coastal breathtaking views instead of the road. We decided to not turnaround or take the loop and instead we kept walking to Baker Beach, then through the Presidio and finally into the Marina for lunch. It took about 2 hours 15 mins or 7 miles and my Fitbit recorded I burned 780 calories!

It was a blast and we were exhausted after, but I couldn’t believe all the fantastic views we had! After, we Lyfted back to our car, but we could have Scooted or Jump Biked because the ride was through the Presidio and neighborhood streets. Excellent trek!

3 months ago

Beautiful views of ocean and bridge and lots of fun landmarks to see. We did this hike as the loop, part of which is the road, and if we did it again, would stick to an out and back on the coastal trail- this is where the best views were and felt more like a hike (vs. a walk along the road). Detour to labyrinth/beach was worth the stairs!

3 months ago

Must do in San Francisco. Lands End is a unique stand out among the stunning west coast (obviously there are plenty of other amazing spots as well) that’s incredibly accessible.

hiking
3 months ago

Great place for great views. Friendly for hitting, jogging. Easy “hike” for most kids, but there are some steps that need to be navigated so some could struggle a bit.

3 months ago

Great place to go!

hiking
3 months ago

Love this app! Makes hiking easy and fun!

4 months ago

Always a fun family hike and enjoy the beautiful views!

4 months ago

Always a fun hike to do! Scenic and a fun discovery each time. Go down the coastal trail and end up at China Beach! A must!

4 months ago

Chill well populated hike. Mostly flat. Take detour to beach

4 months ago

Views of Pacific and GGB, mostly within forest

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